January 15, 2016

Man arrested for making a false bomb threat

A Stock Island man was arrested Thursday night for making a false bomb threat and misuse of 911.

41 year old Osmel Garcia called 911 at 6:45 p.m. and said there was a suspicious package on 2nd Street, Stock Island. He said he thought the package was a bomb and that he put it there. He then told Sheriff’s communications officers the bomb exploded. As deputies responded to the area, Garcia remained on the phone. He continued to make bizarre statements until the deputies arrived at the scene.

Deputies Donald Stullken and Austin Hopp asked Garcia where the reported package was. Garcia pointed to several different locations where there was no package. Garcia was making no sense, first saying there was a bomb and then saying there wasn’t one. Garcia admitted to drinking alcohol that evening.

Garcia was arrested. He was charged with misuse of 911 and with making a false bomb threat. He was booked into jail.

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